Easter at 15th century Torpa Castle & Hofsnäs Manor
We head to Torpa Castle, which has a unique architecture, beautiful interior design and is one of the best preserved castles from the 15th century.
A guided tour in Swedish or English is included!
Hofsnäs Manor offers beautiful surroundings, a cosy café with fika, Swedish handicraft and foodcraft.
Pickup in Borås is included!
Available April 11
With unique architecture and lovely interior the medieval castle is one of Sweden's best preserved castles from the 15th century. Torpa Stenhus is privately owned and has been in the same family's posession since the end of the 15th century!
During centuries Torpa played an important roll in history when the Danes and Swedes had their battles. This is also where the famous Swedish king Gustav Vasa in the 16th century first met the 16 year old Miss Stenbock, who became his third and last wife!
A guide will tell about the history and traditions at that time – in Swedish or English.
Torpa also has a very nice café & restaurant where we'll enjoy a plate with flavours of Swedish Easter. You choose between a cold plate with for example herring & salmon or a plate with warm dishes, mostly meat. A small dessert is included as well.
Only a few minutes drive from Torpa Castle is The Hofsnäs Manor situated, in a scenic nature reserve - between two lakes.
The first mention of Hofsnäs Manor is dated back to 1488!
On the estate one can find a very nice café & bistro, a beach and several paths where you can enjoy the fantastic area.
Hofsnäs Bistro serves homecooked tasty food & fika, inspired by season and made of organic local produce. When the weather permits it is lovely on the big terrace, with a great view over the park and lake Torpasjön.
"Lilla Saluhallen", is a small marketplace in a former grain warehouse where they offer delicious locally produced food, delicacies and quality handicraft.
You can choose pickup in Borås instead of Göteborg if you prefer.
Transportation in minibus
Pickup & drop off in Gothenburg or Borås
Special lunch with flavours of Easter
Entrance fee to Torpa Stenhus
Guided tour at Torpa Stenhus
Visit to Hofsnäs Manor & "The little market hall"
Tour guide available during the entire trip
Departure and return at Scandic Crown Hotel, Polhemsplatsen 3, Gothenburg centre.
(Borås can be arranged if agreed)
Price: 740 SEK for adults
100 SEK for yrs 2-7, 260 SEK for yrs 8-16.